Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas
Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
A Breath of Spring . . .
It really hasn't been winter on the prairie for with temps in the 60s and no snow, it seems more like spring and although most of December is really fall, when the Christmas decorations are put away, I really am ready for winter to be done.
I yearn for Spring which is why I force hyacinths and why I always buy way too many paperwhite bulbs and why as soon as I can, I have a vase or two of forsythia somewhere in the house.
This year, I chose to put the forsythia in a pair of old cloisonné vases on the breakfast room sideboard. With little birds on the shelf above that almost seem to be peeping through the forsythia, they echo the birds that visit our back garden.
My grandmother always called them yellow bells and I think that is a fitting name for these harbingers of spring.
It's Sunday and I'm sharing my forsythia with The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.